High School English Language Arts Overview

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  • High School English Language Arts courses engage students in meaningful reading, writing, speaking and listening experiences that encourage critical thinking skills. Our curriculum equips children with the skills they need to be successful in high school and beyond. In English Language Arts, this means a balancing of informational and literary text, a transferring of knowledge among the disciplines, a focus on text-dependent questioning and answers, a building of complexity in the texts that are read, writing from sources, and focusing on academics vocabulary to ensure students are college and career ready.

High School ELA Courses at a Glance


    The District High School English Language Arts course flow chart list all high school courses available for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about course offerings, click on a specific grade level. 


    (Click on links below to access course information)     









  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

  • Vocabulary.com

    Vocabulary.com -Ditch the flash cards and stop memorizing definitions. Vocabulary.com teaches you words by systematically exposing you to a wide array of question types and activities that will help you understand all the meanings and nuances of every word you’re learning.

  • Newsela

    Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. Our team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. We publish high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. By combining relevant and interesting nonfiction content with standards-aligned assessments, Newsela gives educators the primary solution to dramatically improve students’ literacy skills for the 21st century

  • Commonlit.org

    Commonlit - CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:

    • Flexible;
    • Research-Based;
    • Aligned to the State Standards;
    • Created by teachers, for teachers.

    We believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever.

  • NoRedInk.com

    NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

Contact Information

  • Secondary Learning English Language Arts

    600 SE Third Ave

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2119

    Fax: 754-321-2216

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    David Shelley

    Secondary English Language Arts Supervisor